Multiple Cats...one getting fat

My fat cat - This is a photo of the cat.  I don't think this photo really shows that she has a weight problem, but trust me...she does.
United States
January 9, 2007 4:51pm CST
I have two cats now and I've noticed lately that one of them is getting really fat. I feed them the correct ammount of food. I have no idea anymore what I can do to get this one to lose weight. I've included a photo of my cat who is a bit over weight.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
If it is fat, and nothing else that may be serious, then try getting a indoor or light diet for your cat. Are you giving him too many treats? If yes, cut back on that. If he stays the same, I would suggest seeing or calling the vet about it. It's dangerous for cats to be fat. Good luck. Don't forget to rate the discussions or best response and + rates of whome put effert into their replys. Have a great day.
• United States
10 Jan 07
Thanks for all of the great answers. I found the rice thing the most interesting. As for the treats...this cat refuses to eat anything but her cat food. Cat treats and table scraps are out of the question for her. Thanks for all of the help.
• United States
26 Jan 07
Get a kitty treadmill.. hehehe no just kidding. we have 3 cats at my house and 1 is getting a bit chunky. I saw a commerical the other day for a certain purina cat food for multiple cats that is supposed to give balance to the chunky ones to make them thinner and give balance to the thin ones to make them chunkier. I just started using it a week ago. I dunno how well it will work.. I guess we will see. Good luck on your cats weight loss. Have you consulted a vet to see wat they have said?
• United States
26 Jan 07
Many years ago I had a cat who was fat for his build (19 pounds). The vet said there was nothing wrong with him after he did some tests and that I might be feeding him too much. At that time Friskies had individual portioned boxes of dry food which I fed him. He only was given one box a day which most times was never finished. My vet then explained to me that there was research being done about some cats being the same as people in that some may just be prone to gaining weight eventhough they did not eat a lot. Never got the final results of that research. I tried everything to get him to lose weight but nothing worked. I even tried special food from the vet but he refused to eat it. If your cat is not overeating maybe try to play with him to keep him active and burn off some of those calories. Good luck!
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I have just the opposite problem. We have several cats but two just don't gain weight. One looks like she is 9 months old but she's goign on 2 years and the other one is just very skinny. They both eat, that isn't the problem. They just don't get any bigger. I think some of it just like humans is genetics. Some will just weigh more. If you can try and give him things for more excerise. Toys and playing with him or letting him run outside. It might help.
@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
10 Jan 07
he maybe competing with the other and eatting more afraid the other will eat it all i have heard they do that i only have 1 cat but my mother has 4 and 1 is really fat its a male
@ladybear (128)
• Denmark
9 Jan 07
Hi, I use this with my own cats because they are indoor cats, maybe it will work for yours. I mix their catfood up this rice. They get 75% of their regular dry science diet cat food. Then I boil an amount of rice for about three days at a time. I biol a pice of chicken and save the water from that. A little of the chicken meat is put into the cats rice the rest I use for our lunch (chicken salad). I add a little salt and a little onion powder for their fur. So now their meal looks 75% dry cat food and 25% rice. It might take them a couple of days to understand that they can eat it but they will. My big cat when I started was at 7kg, now he is at 5,3 and the vet says thats okay for him. Hope this helps.
@Shar11 (419)
• United States
9 Jan 07
hmm is it possible the fat cat is finishing off the other cats food? I have two dogs and I have to really moniter them at feeding time because one of them is very sneaky about eating more than her own bowlful lol... If that's not a possibility maybe it's a medical issue like thyroid or something? Bring it up at your next vet appointment :)